MOOYAH Burgers Lands 3-unit Deal

By Kerry CroccoFebruary 14, 2019
Bakfield, LLC - MOOYAH Burgers
L-R, MOOYAH multi-unit owners Kevin Hipes, Raj Bakshi and Keith Fields open their first location in Oviedo, FL

MOOYAH Burgers Lands 3-unit Deal with Lead from Franchise.com

On January 23, 2018, what was an initial inquiry from Kevin Hipes to MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes turned into a multi-unit deal. Hipes agreed to open three MOOYAH locations in Central Florida with his business partners Keith Fields and Raj Bakshi. Together, the trio formed Bakfield, LLC and successfully opened their first restaurant in the Oviedo Mall on November 12th, 2018.

The Process

Raj Bakshi and Keith Fields worked together in the tech industry for 20+ years. They always wanted to build a business of their own together. While searching, they realized that not all franchises were created equal. And, that they were missing a critical component to their business formula. They needed a broker with experience in commercial real estate and construction who could help fill the gap. Therefore, Keith recruited life-long friend, Kevin Hipes. Each partner brings their unique talents to the group: Bakshi is responsible for operations, Hipes is responsible for real estate and construction and Fields focuses on marketing and social media.

“Once we had our dream team in place, we had our first phone call with MOOYAH. And, we knew they were the right fit for us and us for them. MOOYAH flew into town within the next week or so. We met face- to-face, and we knew our franchise search was over,” recounted Fields.

Why MOOYAH?

Bakfield, LLC chose the expanding burger brand because “we wanted a franchise that was well established but new to the Florida area that served fresh, high-quality ingredients, and, finally, a franchise that would complement our team and knew how to have fun while working hard. We found all the above with MOOYAH,” explained Fields.

MOOYAH is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an honest-to-goodness food franchise and is perfect for people who appreciate wholesome food. MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes serves made-to-order burgers with lean, 100% Certified Angus Beef, freshly made buns baked in-house daily, hand cut fries from Idaho potatoes and real ice cream shakes.

Future Plans

Although Bakfield does not have their next locations identified, they are currently looking East of I-4 (Altamonte Springs), Oviedo, UCF area, as well the Waterford Lakes area and hope to secure the next location very soon.

MOOYAH’s Recognitions

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is based out of Plano, TX. Founded in 2007, it is proud to be ranked among industry leaders on the following lists:

  • Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises of 2018
  • FranchiseRankings.com's Top 10 Fast Casual Restaurant Franchises #7
  • Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
  • Franchise Times' Fast & Serious list of the smartest growing franchise brands
  • Fast Casual Magazine's annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers #11

Learn more about the costs, benefits and locations available to open a MOOYAH’s Burgers & Fries, tap here.

Fields says “We love our local Oviedo community, and we're proud to bring about 30 new jobs to the area. Plus, we love the Oviedo Marketplace, and we know Oviedo is going to love MOOYAH!" If you live near the Oviedo area, stop by and say hi at one of the newest MOOYAH locations: 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765.

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About the Author - Kerry Crocco

Marketing Coordinator for Franchise Solutions and Franchise.com; conduct email marketing campaigns, web page management and trade show coordination. Mother of two, wife and Young Living Essential Oils representative.
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